Electrical Safety in the Lab

The typical laboratory contains a wide variety of electrically-powered equipment including stirrers, shakers, pumps, hot plates, heaters, power supplies, ovens, and electrophoresis equipment. These and all electrical devices used in the lab setting present a potential danger of injury due to electric shock, fires due to poorly installed or maintained systems, or sparks serving as an ignition source for flammable or combustible materials.  Please consult our fact sheet for additional information on these hazards and how to mitigate them.